Gan Shabbat 

A Special Program for Young Families

Friday, Dec 6, 2019

5:30 pm

Welcoming Shabbat with Prayers & Stories

 

6:15 pm

Dinner & Family Activities

 

$15/Adult

Free for Children

RSVP online or by check by 

Monday, December 2nd. 

The Chisuk Emuna Brotherhood invites the entire congregation to its annual December 24th Dinner. Bring your appetite and your menorah as we celebrate the third night of Chanukah together!

Kosher Chinese Buffet from David Chu in Reisterstown, MD.

 

Tuesday, December 24th

 

5:30 pm

Chisuk Emuna Congregation

$15/Adult

Free for Children

Reservations due by December 10th.

Annual December 24th Dinner

Gan Shabbat 

Friday, Dec 13, 2019

5:30 pm

Welcoming Shabbat with Prayers & Stories

 

6:15 pm

Dinner & Family Activities

 

$15/Adult

Free for Children

RSVP deadline for this event has passed. Thank you for your interest!

Upcoming Community Event

Gan Shabbat 

A Special Program for Young Families

Friday, Dec 6, 2019

5:30 pm

Welcoming Shabbat with Prayers & Stories

 

6:15 pm

Dinner & Family Activities

 

$15/Adult

Free for Children

RSVP online or by check by 

Monday, December 2nd. 

Kabbalat Shabbat

with Songs and Dinner

6:00pm Service

7:00pm Dinner

Friday, January 24th

Chisuk Emuna Congregation

There is transformative power in song and in prayer.

New nigunim (songs) will enhance the experience of welcoming Shabbat.

$20/Adult

$10/Children under 12

Max $50/Family

RSVP's are due by

Friday, January 17th.

Send check payable to Chisuk Emuna Congregation, 3219 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Friday 13

7:00am Minyan

6:55pm ErevShababt Service 

Saturday 14

9:00am Torah Trope Class with Gerry Gorelick. Explore the musical system of trope for reading Torah. Learners of all abilities welcome.

9:15am Shabbat Morning Service 

Torah readers:  Bess Gorelick, Craig Match, Gerry Gorelick, & Zach Simmons. Haftara: Lisa Plotkin will introduce and chant Haftara.

Reminder:  The Shabbaton with Rabbi Jan Uhrbach has been postponed due to concerns over COVID-19.

6:55pm Mincha and Maariv

Sunday 15

8:30am Minyan

Reminder:  The Sunday learning session with Rabbi Jan Uhrbach has been postponed due to concerns over COVID-19.

7:15pm Maariv

Monday 16

6:50am Minyan

7:15pm Maariv 

Tuesday 17

6:45am Minyan

7:15pm Maariv

Wednesday 18

7:00am Minyan

Tales of the Talmud. "Pesach, Pascal Lamb, and the Pascal Sacrifice: Passover and Easter Celebrations" This 4-week series led by Rabbi Ilyse Kramer will explore Mishnaic and Gospel texts from the perspective of First Century, CE Jewish communities in Jerusalem and the Galilee. All are welcome.

7:15pm Maariv

Thursday 19

6:50am Minyan

7:15pm Maariv

Tizmoret

Shabbaton

Tizmoret Shabbaton

March 27-29

Friday, March 27, 6:00pm 

Shabbat Evening Services followed by dinner and entertainment. Reservations required for dinner, $20/person, $50/max per family.

RSVP's due by Fri March 20th.

Saturday, March 28, 9:00am

Shabbat Services followed by kiddush lunch.

Friday, March 29, 1:00pm

Tizmoret will be the featured performers at the fifth annual event to honor the memory of Kol HaNeshama founder, Janet Frankel Staub (z”l). The concert willtake place at Beth El Temple, 2637 N. Front Street in Harrisburg. Tickets are $15/person; $50/family and may be purchased at the door.

Tizmoret

Shabbaton

Tizmoret Shabbaton

March 27-29

Friday, March 27, 6:00pm 

Shabbat Evening Services followed by dinner and entertainment. Reservations required for dinner, $20/person, $50/max per family.

RSVP's due by Fri March 20th.

Saturday, March 28, 9:00am

Shabbat Services followed by kiddush lunch.

Friday, March 29, 1:00pm

Tizmoret will be the featured performers at the fifth annual event to honor the memory of Kol HaNeshama founder, Janet Frankel Staub (z”l). The concert willtake place at Beth El Temple, 2637 N. Front Street in Harrisburg. Tickets are $15/person; $50/family and may be purchased at the door.

Preparing for Passover: Selections from the Haggadah and Mishna

In this session, we will continue to explore a selection of texts primarily from the perspective of First Century, CE Jewish communities in Jerusalem and the Galilee. We will read about the teachings of Rabban Gamliel and later Rabbis, who, over the ages, help craft the layers and layers of tradition that come to comprise the Passover Seder we are most familiar "telling around the table" today. Focus question for the session: From the perspective of the Bible (Exodus chapters in particular) which focuses on the importance of “Eating the Pascal Sacrifice,” how do our seder celebrations at home become (over the ages) Pesach/Passover? Hint: “Eating our Narrative” is the first clue! … All are welcome to join us by zoom or by phone.

Rabbi Ilyse Kramer, Instructor

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

11:00 am - 12:30 pm, via Zoom

“Matza Out of the Box:

A Discussion About Creativity

in the Time of Pandemic”

Passover's Hol HaMoed Torah readings can inspire us to think creatively about how to observe our most important Festival in this uncertain time of the Covid-19 Pandemic, when unprecedented challenges force us to imagine new interpretations of well-known traditions and rituals. All are welcome to join us by zoom or by phone. 

Rabbi Eric Cytryn, Instructor

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

11:00 am - 12:30 pm, via Zoom

Growing Resilience: Introduction to

Jewish Mindfulness and

Gentle Yoga Practice

A four part series with 

Rabbi Myriam Klotz

Have you wondered how you might cope and even thrive in these challenging times? Jewish practices of mindfulness meditation and yoga can help us build the inner muscles of resilience and peace in our lives. In this introductory series, you will have a chance to learn about these contemplative practices through guided experiences and shared learning. These sessions are open to all, no experience in mindfulness or yoga necessary. 

 

Rabbi Myriam Klotz teaches yoga

and embodied practices with the

Institute for Jewish Spirituality (www.jewishspirituality.org).

She is also a spiritual director and coordinates the spiritual direction programs at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Myriam has been teaching Jewish yoga and mindfulness for over twenty years. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her spouse, Rabbi Margot Stein, their son, Raffi, and dogs Frosty and Tiger. 

Sundays, June 28,

July 5 and 26, and August 9

10:00am via Zoom

Virtual Gan Shabbat 

A Special Program for Young Families

Friday, March 27, 2020

5:00 pm via Zoom

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Reflections on Knitting

as a Spiritual Practice

Join Nancy Simmons and Mira Green

 

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

10:00-10:30 am, via Zoom

How to connect to this meeting on ZOOM:

 

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Virtual Gan Shabbat 

A Special Program for Young Families

Please join Rabbi Muroff for a brief gathering. How awesome it would be for all of us to see each other and get ready for Shabbat together with a couple of songs.

Fridays at 5:00 pm 

via Zoom

Or call in, one tap mobile:

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Singing Community

Gatherings

Alternate Tuesdays, 7:30pm

Immediately following Virtual Prayer Gatherings

with the same Zoom link:  click here to join the meeting.

All voices welcome!

Next gatherings:

May 5th and 19th

Quizzo!

Chisuk Emuna Style

Wednesday night 5/27, 7:45pm

 

Please join us for our first ever virtual trivia night, including Jewish themed questions, hosted by Julia Glick, daughter of members, Maggie Grotzinger and Mark Glick. Participants must be able to log on to Zoom and use both audio and visual components. There will be 4 rounds of 10 questions each!

Each household will represent one team, and is asked to contribute a minimum $5 donation to play. The Quizzo winner gets to choose a charity, where all of the donations will be sent!

Please register before the event, by contacting Susan Sussman at info@chisukemuna.org or 717-232-4851.

 

Donations can be made by sending a check to the office, or online by clicking here. In the description field, write "Quizzo".

 

Questions? Contact Maggie Grotzinger at mlgrotzmd@comcast.net or 717-645-1860.

 

Click here to join the event at 7:45; or better yet, join us at 7:15 first for a Mishnah study using the same link!

Gesher Adult Education

Open to all adult learners.

The Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

 

with Nitsa Kann via Zoom

Wednesdays July 22nd and 29th

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Check back soon for information about our next Gesher Adult Education series.

In this two-session class, we will "taste" Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav's tales. During the first class, we will practice a "close reading" of the tale, "The Losing of the King's Daughter," while discovering the multi-level meaning of the text. We will peek into the Pardes by acknowledging the four-levels of interpretation: Peshat - the simple/literal meaning, Remez - allegorical/symbolic meaning, Derash - homiletic/Midrashic meaning, and Sod - esoteric/mystical meaning. In the second class, we will focus on excerpts from the most elaborate tale of Rabbi Nachman, "The Seven Beggars." We will explore the relevance of the tales to our physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual lives.

Please click here for the story, The Seven Beggars, that we will explore together on Wednesday. 

 

Nitsa Kann was born in Israel and spent most of her life there. Nitsa earned her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley with her thesis, "Kabbaliterature: Post/Modern Hebrew Literature and its Kabbalistic Precursors." She is a professor of Hebrew language and literature, Kabbalah, Film Studies, and

Food Studies at Dickinson College. Nitsa is also a published poet and novelist of three Hebrew poetry books and two Hebrew novels. She is the mother of Omri and Avigal, and the grandmother of Leni. Nitsa lives with her wife Melanie Lowe, and their two cats, Hovie and Tuvia in Carlisle.

RSVP to Patty at Beth El Temple, patty@bethelhbg.org, to receive study materials for these sessions. 

Purchase Siddur

$45 per gently used prayerbook from our synagogue.

Free delivery by volunteer congregants, to anywhere in the Greater Harrisburg area.

This siddur contains all Shabbat and Festival services and can be used for weekday services. 

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Chisuk Emuna Congregation

3219 Green St

Harrisburg, PA 17110